Finding just the right window to complete a specific “look” that you’d like to have in the home can prove frustrating and tedious. Sometimes, it may seem like you’ve considered every available option, but none seems to be good enough. If you’re one of the countless homeowners who’s found himself in this untenable situation, perhaps you should give specialty windows a shot.
What are specialty windows and what makes them the ideal choice when no other window types appear to fit the bill?
A very special window
A specialty window is a type of window that follows a shape, or has dimensions not usually found in other more conventional window styles. Specialty windows are usually custom-made for a specific part of the home, unlike conventional window options that are readily available in standard sizes.
So what makes specialty windows a good choice when nothing else seems right? These windows have plenty of advantages over the usual window styles. Most of these benefits arise from the fact that specialty windows are customized.
Where no window has gone before
Specialty windows are often used in areas that require natural lighting, but do not have the right amount of space required for standard-sized windows to fit. These areas include small spots beside or above the entry door. They’re also ideal in areas that require larger-than-average-sized windows. In some cases, it’s more about the shape of the available space that makes specialty windows a better option over their standard rectangular- or square-shaped counterparts.
Complementing the classics
Specialty windows don’t just fit well where other windows can’t be installed, they also work well in tandem with other window types. When placed next to or above standard window types, smaller specialty windows can serve to complement their classic appearance. On the other hand, you can choose to install a larger-than-the-usual specialty window to provide a focal point for the room, with your other windows providing a counterpoint to draw one’s eyes towards the larger window.
A match for both old and new fashion
Specialty windows are more versatile than standard window styles not just because of their ability to fit where other windows can’t, but also because they can work well with both a more traditional and a contemporary look. This makes specialty windows a good match for almost any style of home.
Personal satisfaction guaranteed
Specialty windows are made to your specifications – which means you can pick out the options that you can truly be happy with. Having a window custom-made to complete the appearance of your breakfast nook or hallway according to your exact specifications makes for a satisfying home improvement project.
Form and function
Specialty windows are not just for show; they can be just as efficient – if not more so – than your average window. Using a durable material such as Fibrex and opting for low-E glass can be a huge factor in helping you cut down your monthly energy bills. An added benefit to Fibrex is that it barely requires any maintenance.
A specialty window may be just the thing you need to complete your home’s look. Check with a reputable window professional today for more advice on specialty windows and how to make the most out of them!
About the Author:
Steve Grendahl has helped countless homeowners build their own fine custom homes. Currently a co-owner of Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento, he is presently focused on window-related services. He shares most of his experiences and insights with his clients through online articles and blog posts.